In this day and age, the telephone is quickly becoming something of the past, as more people opt to communicate with one another via text or email. We live in a fast paced world and we like things that are straight forward and to the point. We prefer to do things on our own time and we don’t want to be bombarded with unsolicited questions or conversation.
However, the telephone still has many advantages over text and email.
It actually saves us time in the long run by allowing us to discuss matters more efficiently, rather than sending an email, waiting for a response, sending a follow up question, waiting for a response, etc. The telephone also saves us time by reducing the need to clarify messages that were misinterpreted through text or email.